Graphic Novel



“I would expect no less from Andy Diggle and Jock, two of my favorite creators making comics today. These two have both done excellent work with other collaborators, but they also make up one of those rare writer/artist duos that consistently bring out the best in each other. They’re even greater than the sum of their exemplary parts, much like—wait for it—the proverbial bow and arrow.” –Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: THE LAST MAN) 


“Andy Diggle and Jock combined to tell a thrilling re-imagining of Oliver Queen’s beginnings as Green Arrow. They managed to keep the essence of the original origin but update it in a very strong fashion. It doesn’t hurt that Jock’s artwork is amazing.”—Comic Book Resources


Discover Oliver Queen's journey from reckless playboy to humble hero in this definitive Green Arrow origin tale.

Oliver Queen is a frivolous playboy with little care for anyone or anything--apparently even himself. But when he's double-crossed and marooned on a jungle island, he finds that he does care about something: justice! Armed with nothing more than a makeshift bow and arrows, Queen struggles to survive in his new, unforgiving environment—all while battling the violent drug runners who are responsible for his abandonment.

GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE is the definitive origin of the Emerald Archer, brought to you by the award-winning team behind THE LOSERS—writer Andy Diggle (BATMAN) and artist Jock (SWAMP THING, HELLBLAZER). 


About the Author: Andy Diggle is one of the UK's leading comic-book writers, and former editor of the cult British comic 2000AD. He has been writing professionally since 2002. Diggle and artist Jock's Vertigo action thriller series THE LOSERS was adapted into a major Hollywood movie in 2010, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba. Diggle's other work for DC Comics includes GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE, BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL, HELLBLAZER, SWAMP THING, ADAM STRANGE, SILENT DRAGON and the Vertigo Crime thriller RAT CATCHER.


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Art by: Jock
Cover by: Jock
Introduction Brian K. Vaughan
Written by: Andy Diggle



Book Type:
Collected Edition Graphic Novel
U.S. Price (Graphic Novel):
On Sale Date:
Apr 16 2008